A near disaster for dinner tonight.

@garymarsh6 (12100)
United Kingdom
December 30, 2015 3:47pm CST
I offered to make some broccoli and stilton soup for dinner this evening but my wife complained that when I make it I put far too much pepper in it. Hmm I was miffed at the criticism of my culinary skills. I chopped the broccoli and an onion put it in the pot. When I went to add salt half of the tub fell into the pan. I had to quickly rescue it by rinsing all the salt off and then adding no more. I cooked it pepperless as she did not want pepper but then added it to my bowl after I had made it. Once it was cooked I crumbled the Stilton Cheese into the soup and whizzed it with a hand blender so that it was all mixed up and then added some double cream. We had it with some beautiful crusty bread. I am glad I made the soup this evening as it has turned slightly colder this evening. It is warm and certainly filling and probably a zillion calories with the cream and the cheese. It is quite filling so is therefore quite substantial. Time for a coffee now prior to going to bed. I hope you have all had a pleasant day today.
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@jaboUK (50131)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec 15
I'm glad it turned out well in the end. If I inadvertently put too much salt in something like that, I put a peeled potato in and that seems to soak it up.
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@Asylum (46826)
• Manchester, England
30 Dec 15
So you have been making Broccoli, Stilton and Pepper soup again.
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@garymarsh6 (12100)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec 15
Yes again. I love it.
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@Asylum (46826)
• Manchester, England
30 Dec 15
@garymarsh6 Is this what they refer to as a Seasonal" dish?
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@garymarsh6 (12100)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec 15
@Asylum A well seasoned dish!
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@DianneN (57300)
• United States
7 Jan 16
I am glad you rescued your soup. Like Jabo, I would use a potato, too. Maybe 5 in your case. Lol!
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@garymarsh6 (12100)
• United Kingdom
7 Jan 16
It had not started cooking so I was able to wash all the salt off thankfully!
@Inlemay (17333)
• South Africa
30 Dec 15
ahhh you managed to wash off the salt, that was lucky, sometimes it just has to go to the trash. Broccoli must have lots of pepper. mmmm maybe you do dash too much,
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@garymarsh6 (12100)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec 15
I admit I am rather heavy handed with it. it is a nice feeling at it hits the back of your throat and you can feel the warmth of the pepper.
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• United States
30 Dec 15
It's so darn damp and dismal here that it's a perfect soup day
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@garymarsh6 (12100)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec 15
And cheese on burnt toast apparently!
@amadeo (46205)
• United States
30 Dec 15
Gary do you do most of the cooking there.I love pepper in my food.Happy New Year
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@garymarsh6 (12100)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec 15
No not these days but I do take a turn cooking. I used to cook every day when I was younger and we worked opposite shifts but not now. Happy New Year to you and Mike. I hope you have a wonderful time and next year is an even better year for you,
@BelleStarr (31207)
• Portland, Connecticut
11 Jan 16
Wow that is a delicious sounding soup. I need to make more soup.
@LadyDuck (118634)
• Switzerland
31 Dec 15
Gary you love this soup, broccoli is one of the few things I do not like.
@simone10 (22269)
• Louisville, Kentucky
31 Dec 15
It sounds very familiar to the broccoli and cheese soup we make here. I love it and it so satisfying on a cold night.
@just4him (89245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Dec 15
I hope you weren't too miffed. It sounds like a good hearty soup.
@paigea (21030)
• Canada
31 Dec 15
I am going to have to make that soup. I have never heard of Stilton soup; sounds good.
@Morleyhunt (15947)
• Canada
30 Dec 15
I made a large pot of chilli. No cooking disasters tonight. I guess I got that out of my system on Christmas Day.
@Tampa_girl7 (21305)
• United States
30 Dec 15
Oh my, that sounds scrumptious. Wish I had a bowl now.